We have no excuse. We have to restructure Nigeria now —Gov. El-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai says it is time to restructure Nigeria in order to ensure equitable distribution of resources.

He said this during a public lecture on Saturday, October 31. He maintained that restructuring the country is in the best interest of ensuring sustainable development.

El-Rufai, who cited the 2018 recommendations of the APC committee on restructuring, noted that there was a need to reorganise the country’s constitutional framework in order to give states more control over certain resources.

“It is time to make this sort of well-defined restructuring work, for the benefit of the peoples of this country.The report of our APC true federalism committee puts in one place the recommendations, and t.he legislative amendments to give life to a restructured polity.

I therefore call on our federal legislators and the national assembly ad hoc committee on constitutional review to take advantage of our report and initiate the constitutional and legislative amendments in either a piece-meal or comprehensive manner without further delay.

We, therefore, have no excuse not to seize this moment and do the heavy lifting for our country and our people. It is in our hands to make the structures, laws and constitutional arrangements in our country conducive to modern governance that will ensure our nation thrives in the 21st century,” he said.

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